7 Cherokee Clans: Paint

7 Cherokee Clans: The Paint Clan

The Cherokee are a matrilineal society.  Children belong to their mother’s clan.

#7: THE PAINT CLAN

(ANIWODI)

The Paint Clan provide the Naturalists, Sorcerers, or Medicine Men.  They use sacred red paint in religious ceremonies, and also to decorate the bodies of warriors setting out on the war path.

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